mixed media, Pattern, shapes

New bright abstract artwork

Hello everyone! My sincere apologises for the lack of posts recently. Having moved house in the summer, all of my art materials have been packed away in boxes for some time..... Thank fully I am now slowly unpacking them and hope to get back into posting. This is a piece I completed this week. I… Continue reading New bright abstract artwork

Nicola Rowe designs backpack artwork abstract
mixed media

MATS March assignment Abstract Pattern for a backpack

I have been pretty busy the last few weeks completing the Make Art That Sells (MATS) assignment. The course is run by Lilla Rogers who is an American art agent and the courses really help to push you creative boundaries as well as being a lot of fun!!! Anyone interested in her courses can find… Continue reading MATS March assignment Abstract Pattern for a backpack

Abstract, Artists, doodles

Inspiration Thursday

Apologises to all my readers for my lack of posts recently. I have just moved house so I was without internet connection for a while, but thankfully all is now sorted! I would like to share some images which have inspired me in my art and art making recently and I hope they may inspire you too.… Continue reading Inspiration Thursday

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Abstract, doodles, floral, shapes, zentangle

My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram

A lot of folks over on instagram have a yearly thing where they post their best nine images from the year. So in the spirit of things I wanted to share my best nine (just search for #bestnine over on instagram to see everyone's lovely work). Below are a couple of videos from YouTube that… Continue reading My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram

Abstract mixed medi canvas board
Abstract, mixed media

New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

Happy new year to you! I hope you all had an enjoyable and peaceful christmas. Hello 2017 🙂 I wanted to share a new piece of art that I have been working on in the last few days. It is a slightly new direction art wise for me, as I have used flat 2d solid shapes. For… Continue reading New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

black & white, doodles, Line art, Pattern, shapes, zentangle

Black Zentangle doodle artwork on Society6 tote bag

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you a black zentangle inspired design I completed recently. Below you can see some in progress shots and I'm happy with how the finished design looks. After finishing the design I wanted to upload it onto the Society6 website to see how it would look on a tote bag, since they are super cool… Continue reading Black Zentangle doodle artwork on Society6 tote bag

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Abstract, black & white, doodles, Pattern, shapes

Abstract black & white ink pen botanical inspired doodles

I wanted to share a another new design I've been working on lately. It has been done using a black ink pen (I favour Uniball Gel Impact 1.0mm) because the ink flows beautifully as well as being waterproof so you can add watercolour washes or any other wet medium over the top at a later date… Continue reading Abstract black & white ink pen botanical inspired doodles

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Abstract, black & white, floral, shapes

New Floral Abstract & Geometric Black & White patterned illustration

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a new piece of artwork with you that I have recently finished.  I believe I posted an image of this piece in progress on my instagram account a few weeks ago (which you can view here) but finally I have finished it and I have to say (unusually, I… Continue reading New Floral Abstract & Geometric Black & White patterned illustration

Keren Duchan online class Doodle art skillshare
Skillshare

Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

This week I enrolled myself in a Skillshare class online called 'Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond' taught by Keren Duchan. Keren is a very talented doodlier/ skilled artist who loves to create. In her class she shows you how she goes about using simple lines and shapes to create her work. Below is a screenshot… Continue reading Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

Abstract, art, paint

Abstract artists that I love and want to share!

I wanted to share some images of artists work that I absolutely LOVE and I'm sure you will too. They need little introduction, as their work speaks for itself. I hope you enjoy and it gives you some inspiration to want to get creating! All of these images were taken from Pinterest, so I have… Continue reading Abstract artists that I love and want to share!

gouache painting art palette paints
Abstract, mixed media, paint

Gouache and acrylic paint play

This week I have been experimenting with both acrylic and gouache paint. I am quite experienced using acrylic, but not so with gouache. As you will see from my experimenting below (bottom photo), I clearly need some more practise as I'm sure the paint isn't meant to look like it has sand in it! I… Continue reading Gouache and acrylic paint play

Black white abstract doodles
Abstract, doodles

Black and white abstract art doodles

I wanted to try out using white gel pen on black card, as I always love the contrast that black and white gives you. So I bought some black card from an art shop and started doodling to see what I could create, but more importantly did I like it? Well.......yes and no. I love… Continue reading Black and white abstract art doodles

Mixed media art
Abstract, doodles, mixed media

Abstract doodles with black ink pen

I created some acrylic backgrounds on card a while ago that I was unsure what to do with, but now I have found a use for them! I have used a black ink pen to create abstract 'doodles' and then I'm hoping to add some white gel pen details over the black. Next I started… Continue reading Abstract doodles with black ink pen

mixed media
Abstract, mixed media, watercolour

Mixed media abstract high contrast piece

I wanted to share this piece with you this we that I recently finished. This has been a piece that I have done without any plan of where I wanted it to end up. It's a lot more complex and higher contrast than some of my pieces, but I'm liking the bright colours! Hopefully you… Continue reading Mixed media abstract high contrast piece

Mixed media art in progress
Abstract

Mixed media works in progress

This week I have been trying to spend some time on a few of the many unfinished pieces I have lying around. So I thought I would get them out and do some much needed colouring and finishing off!   When I am finished with these pieces, they will be added to my portfolio page… Continue reading Mixed media works in progress